Archive - February 19, 2014

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The Peace Corps–#4 of 29 (Small Agencies) Best Place to Work in Government
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Review: Bridges by W. S. Williamson (Cameroon 1994-96 & Ecuador 1996-98)

The Peace Corps–#4 of 29 (Small Agencies) Best Place to Work in Government

Peace Corps Mission To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served and promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Best Places to Work Ranking 2013 The Peace Corps: # 4 of 29 small agencies Top Five 1) Surface Transportation Board 2) National Endowment for the Humanities 3) Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 4) The Peace Corps 5) Federal Retirement thrift Investment Board. Note: The Peace Corps ‘dropped’ in ‘Like Me’ from 81.5% in 2012 to 78.2% in 2013. C’mon everyone at HQ, start saying ‘hello’ on those elevators! Invite an RPCV to lunch! Smile at a HCN! More (much more) information about the Agency at: http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/overall/small

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Review: Bridges by W. S. Williamson (Cameroon 1994-96 & Ecuador 1996-98)

Bridges: An Extraordinary Journey of the Heart (Peace Corps Novel) W. S. [Wendy Sue] Williamson (Cameroon 1994–96, Ecuador 1996–98) Agapy Press $12.95 (paperback), $7.50 (Kindle) 215 pages April 2014 Reviewed by Angene Wilson (Liberia 1962–64) THIS NOVEL can be placed in the categories of spiritual fiction, adventure thriller, and mystery and suspense and suggests a relationship to The Alchemist, The Celestine Prophecy, and The Shack. The front cover shows a bridge that might be anywhere, connecting to somewhere, probably representing the journey of the protagonist’s heart, the heart of the young Peace Corps Volunteer, Jessie. So Bridges is not a Peace Corps memoir, although it was first written after author Wendy Sue Williamson served as a volunteer in Ecuador and Cameroon. It may be partly autobiographical. After a career as a study abroad director and author of a student travel guide, Study Abroad 101, Williamson found the Bridges manuscript again . . .

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